Dark Circles – Causes and Cures  



Hi Lovelies! Hope you had a fab weekend! Today at the beauty blog me we will talk about how we can tackle those dreaded dark circles. Read on to discover causes and cures for darkness under your eyes.

When you look in the mirror, do you see a zombie staring back at you? If so, you’re not alone.  Affecting men and women, this common and persistent problem tends to crop up during adulthood and is a major beauty concern among many. Luckily, there are a number of options available to those who want to say goodbye to panda eyes. With a little more effort and work, you can now make those dreary circles disappear for good.

Somehow, no matter how much sleep you get, you always look like you’ve pulled three all-nighters in a row. That’s because fatigue isn’t the only culprit behind dark circles under the eyes. Other factors that contribute to dark circles appearing are stress and age. As you get older, the skin gets thinner, making dark circles more visible.


Before you even think about treatment options, you need to investigate what might be responsible for the discoloration as it can be stemmed from multiple causes.  Read on to discover key reasons along with their cures.


Puffiness – These under eye bags cast shadows that make you look exhausted. Cutting out on your salt and alcohol intake will help you avoid water retention and swelling. Propping up your head with an extra pillow will drain the fluid that can accumulate around the eyes when you’re lying down.


Pigmentation – To identify if excess pigment is the culprit behind your dark circles; you will need to press on the discoloration. If the darkness remains, your dark circles are caused by hereditary pigmentation or sun exposure (or both).


Did your mother or father also have raccoon eyes? Chances are you’ve inherited the condition. Sun exposure, which stimulates melanin production, can also trigger hyperpigmentation. The most effective solution will be to apply sunscreen right up to to your lower lashline everyday.

Our experts also recommend investing in large sunglasses for further protection. Also avoid rubbing your eyes, because friction causes darkening of the skin in the delicate under eye area.


Blood Vessels – You can be certain of blood vessels showing through your skin when the darkness lessens as you press on the dark under eye area. Skin on the eye area is thinner and delicate than other facial skin and does not contain oil glands that can help keep this skin moist. One of the major reasons why experts recommend using a separate eye cream.


Eye creams fight dark circles by temporarily puffing up skin so the blood vessels underneath aren’t as prevalent. If you have oily skin, you may want to consider using an eye gel because it doesn’t contain the same moisturizers, which could increase the oil production in your skin.


Tips on Prevention

  • Apply a moisturizer to the eye area each night.


  • To calm puffy eyes, place cold spoons, slices of cucumbers, chilled tea bags, or even a package of frozen peas under your eyes.


  • If you suffer from seasonal allergies and hay fever, take an over-the-counter antihistamine. This can reduce puffiness and keep itchiness at bay so you won’t be tempted to rub your eyes


  • Vitamin deficiencies can exacerbate dark circles, so cover your bases by taking a daily multivitamin and eat plenty of iron-rich foods, such as beans and dark leafy greens.

The Beauty Blog me recommends the following products for your use:


Neo Strata Bionic Eye Cream


This multi- functional cream targets dark circles and reduces other visible signs of aging such as puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. It is suitable for all skin types and contains Vitamin K, which helps strengthen leaky capillaries that contribute to the look of dark under eye circles.


Exuviance Cover blend Multi-Function Concealer SPF 15 Beige


A creamy formula, suitable for all skin types and packed with hydrating ingredients, which include vitamins and antioxidants.

Murad Renewing Eye Cream



A retinoid cream that needs to be applied underneath your eyes every night.  Helps build collagen and plumps your skin


Hope that helps ladies, comment below to share your experiences with dark circles and what worked for you ! Until next time then! Cheers!



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